Obituaries

Margaret A. Wheeler

Margaret A. Wheeler, age 75, of Cassadaga, passed away September 5th, 2017 at home with her 3 daughters by her side after a five-month battle with cancer. She was born April 15, 1942 in Buffalo, to the late Marion (Galley) Drobick and Ralph Galley. Marge was a 1960 graduate of Bennett High ...

Sister Colette Marcelle Greder, C.P.

Sister Colette Marcelle Greder, C.P, 83, died Tuesday, August 22, 2017, on the Feast of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at St. Gabriel’s Passionist Nuns Monastery, Clarks Summit, PA. Sister Colette was born July 30, 1934, in Dunkirk, NY, to the late Edward and Nelly (Freville) ...

Ayla Lorraine Yasav-Pearl

Ayla Lorraine Yasav-Pearl, 25, of Fredonia, NY earned her wings and passed on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Ayla was born on March 19, 1992 in Dunkirk, NY. She is survived by her parents, Hakan John Yasav and Charmaine Grimm Whitcome, as well as her step-parents Beauty Yasav and Lee Whitcome ...

Paul S. Orlando

Paul S. Orlando, age 57, of Dunkirk, N.Y. formerly of Westfield, N.Y. died August 14, 2017. Paul was born October 12, 1958 in Westfield, N.Y. to the late Anthony Orlando and Mary Lou Morganstern Orlando. Paul grew up in Westfield and graduated from Westfield Academy & Central School. He ...

Robert W. Daminski

Robert W. “Bobby” Daminski, 70, of Fredonia died Tuesday evening (Aug. 29, 2017) at Brooks Memorial Hospital following a Lengthy illness. Military Honors will be accorded by the Dunkirk Joint Veterans Council Honor Guard Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the John T. Murray VFW Post ...

Daniel Charles Struwe

Daniel Charles Struwe, age 40, passed away on September 1, 2017 the result of a truck accident on I-85 in Orange County, NC. The family will have another celebration of life on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the American Le-gion Post located at Rt. 5 in Derby, NY. Donations can be made to the ...

Fred E. Dake, Jr.

Fred E. Dake, Jr. A celebration of life will be held in honor of Fred from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at 4986 W. Main Road (Rt. 20) Fredonia. This is a casual get together for remembering his love of family, friends, foot-ball, poker, breakfast, coffee, his gator and of course, laughter. The family ...

Jean Currie

Eva Jean Currie, 99, of St. Columban's on the Lake in Silver Creek, formerly of Fredonia, passed peacefully on September 1, 2017. Jean was born on Berry Road in Fredonia on May 5, 1918, the only child to Stanley and Harriet (Keith) Kusneske. She was a graduate of Fredonia High School and ...

Edward Harrison Cortright

Edward Harrison Cortright, 80, of Silver Creek, passed away on Sept. 1. 2017. He was born on December 21, 1936, but would have told you his real birthdate was December 24th. Edward was the son of the late Moses and Frances (McHenry) Cortright. Born in Oswego, NY, "Ed" was the baby of seven ...

Sister Colette Marcelle Greder, C.P.

Sister Colette Marcelle Greder, C.P, 83, died Tuesday, August 22, 2017, on the Feast of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at St. Gabriel's Passionist Nuns Monastery, Clarks Summit, PA. Sister Colette was born July 30, 1934, in Dunkirk, NY, to the late Edward and Nelly (Freville) ...

Jordan L. Whitcomb

Jordan L. Whitcomb of Route 39 passed away accidentally from injuries sustained in a farm tractor incident that happened Monday, September 4, 2017 on West Perrysburg Road in Perrysburg. Jordan was 40 years old. Born in Springville January 19, 1977, the son of Max and Bonita (Church) ...

David L. Lindquist

FORESTVILLE — David L. Lindquist, 80, passed away September 3, 2017 at Gowanda Nursing Home. He was born, January 15, 1937, son of the late Arnold and Hazel (Wheling) Lindquist. On April 26, 1958, he married the former Julia Klein, who survives. Mr. Lindquist was a U.S. Air Force ...

Wayne O. Prentiss

Wayne O. Prentiss, age 75, of Fredonia, N.Y., died Sunday, September 3, 2017 at home. He was born on April 11, 1942 in Havre de Grace, Maryland. Wayne retired from Al Tech Specialty Steel after 23 years. Wayne is survived by his wife of 45 years, Barbara T. (Ross) Prentiss; two sons, Bryon S. ...

Paul S. Orlando

Paul S. Orlando, age 57, of Dunkirk, N.Y., formerly of Westfield, N.Y., died August 14, 2017. Paul was born October 12, 1958 in Westfield, N.Y. to the late Anthony Orlando and Mary Lou Morganstern Orlando. Paul grew up in Westfield and graduated from Westfield Academy & Central School. ...

Lois K. (Haslow) Poletto Lindstrom

Lois K. (Haslow) Poletto Lindstrom, age 93, of West-field, died Friday, September 1, 2017 at Absolut Care of Westfield following an extended illness. Lois was born on March 13, 1924 in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of the late Milton and Henrietta (Olskey) Haslow. She married Michael ...

Robert W. Daminski

Robert W. "Bobby" Daminski, 70, of Fredonia died Tuesday evening (Aug. 29, 2017) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk following a lengthy illness. He was born Oct. 21, 1946 in Dunkirk, the son of the late Edward J. and Thelma (Gross) Daminski. A lifelong area resident, Robert was the ...

Vincie Privitere (nee Buffa)

Vincie Privitere (nee Buffa), age 94, of Fredonia, N.Y. died Friday September 1, 2017 at the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Vincie was born on December 2, 1922 in Fredonia to the late Anthony and Josephine Encalcaterra Buffa. A lifelong resident of Fredonia, she was a ...

Vincie Privitere (nee Buffa)

Vincie Privitere (nee Buf-fa), age 94, of Fredonia, N.Y. died Friday September 1, 2017 at the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Vincie was born on December 2, 1922 in Fredonia to the late Anthony and Josephine Encalcaterra Buffa. A lifelong resident of Fredonia, she was a ...

Edward Harrison-Cortright

Edward Harrison-Cortright, 80, of Silver Creek, NY passed away on Friday evening, September 1, 2017 at the Heritage Village Nursing Home in Gerry, NY. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Ave. Silver Creek, NY.

Eva Jean Currie

Eva Jean Currie, 99, of St. Columban's on the Lake in Silver Creek, N.Y., formerly of Fredonia, N.Y., passed peacefully on Friday September 1, 2017. A complete obituary will be published in Wednesday's OBSERVER.